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The Annual University Celebration is held on the last Friday in October.

The Annual University Celebration consists of an opening ceremony in the university’s auditorium 45 at Campusvej and an evening event taking place across the entire university.

Awards ceremony

The celebration begins with an opening ceremony consisting of speeches by the Rector and a student representative, after which there is a celebration lecture. This is followed by the awarding of doctorates and honorary doctorates and by the presentation of the prize for research dissemination, the teaching award, the innovation award, the TAP award and the honorary alumnus award. The ceremony is interspersed with musical contributions.

Party on campus

Once the opening ceremony, the celebration extends to include the entire university on Campusvej, with guests, staff and students sitting down to enjoy the celebration dinner. Yet more students will arrive during the course of the evening, as various bands and DJs take the stage. In all, more than 4,000 people are set to attend SDU's largest celebration.

Attendance to the annual celebration is restricted to invited guests, staff and students at the University of Southern Denmark.